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The Best Washington, D.C. Hot Spots

Washington, D.C. is a hub of some of the best hot spots in the country. Whether you are interested in shopping or sightseeing, the country’s capital. Has everything you could possibly need. The city is full of culture and history that it will keep you...

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Why Are There Cherry Blossoms in D.C.?

The U.S. Congress may be leaving Washington D.C. for their two-week spring break but it is a perfect time for tourists to come and enjoy the city’s beauty. Springtime in Washington D.C. is full of vibrant pink flowers from the trees that surround the historic...

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5 Historic Washington D.C. Moments

A quick history lesson of Washington DC can show how much our country has accomplished throughout the decades. Many Americans may still relate to these monumental events in history. 5. March on the Pentagon for Vietnam War – 1967 In October of 1967, 100,000 people...

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Will There Be A Government Shutdown in 2016?

The discord between the houses of congress and the current administration under President Obama, is no secret. Disagreements in ideology, policy and a host of other issues, including cabinet decisions, have marked the last eight years and, at one point, resulted in a shutdown of...

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Congress Votes on Zika

Much of the talk about congress has been in response to competing views on gun control, and subsequent staged sit-in as a form of protest. Throughout social media and traditional media (news stations, papers and the like), people weighed in on the merits of the...

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You’re Not Like The Rest: On Congress and Re-election

I’m sure you’ve noticed–due to the 24-hour media coverage, scads of bumper stickers, and tense moments on twitter, led by passion for or against particular candidates–that we are in an election year. Some have even called one of the most important in recent history, given...

Jeb Bush Will Enter Presidential Race

While the news has been teased and/or expected for the past few months, it seems as though Jeb Bush is finally going to make his entry in the 2016 presidential race official as of today (though, to be fair, the announcement hasn’t occurred yet). While...

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3 Things You Should Know About the New Congress

The new session of Congress has convened and it’s the biggest GOP majority since the Great Depression. Here’s what you need to know: The Stats After November’s midterm elections, the GOP won a small majority in the Senate (54 Republican out of 100) and a...